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Schwarzenegger ‘Apprentice’ and More Get 2017 NBC Premieres

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 29, 2016 @ 7:33 PM
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It’s taken forever and a day to finally see both Arnold Schwarzenegger taking the Celebrity Apprentice desk, and Emerald City come to life, but NBC has finally made a firm commitment. Both high-profile new series have set January bows, just barely into 2017.

NBC Wanted ‘The Walking Dead’ as a Procedural Solving ‘Zombie Crime’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 27, 2016 @ 4:19 PM
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You may have heard an old anecdote around The Walking Dead, that initial network notes for the undead drama questioned whether the series needed zombies at all, but it seems AMC’s flagship hit was practically almost iZombie. Producer Gale Ann Hurd reveals that NBC wanted to tweak the premise into a police procedural solving zombie-related cases.

McKinnon, Kenan and Every Other SNL Star Staying Put for Season 42

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 23, 2016 @ 7:13 PM
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SNL sailed from the 40th anniversary into Season 41 rather smoothly, though the waters roughened in recent weeks with the departures of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. Thankfully, it’s clear skies ahead for Season 42, as the rest of the beloved cast will be staying aboard. Sailing metaphors!

Schwarzenegger Assembles in First 2017 ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Promo

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 22, 2016 @ 1:34 PM
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We’re all anxious for the day Donald Trump is no longer center stage, and NBC’s new Celebrity Apprentice graciously offers a first taste. Arnold Schwarzenegger assembles in the limelight for a new 2017 promo of the revamped reality competition, so let’s get down to business.

Here’s NBC’s First Beat-Prolonging Look at ‘Hairspray Live!’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 19, 2016 @ 6:02 PM
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They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.

DC Comedy ‘Powerless’ Loses Showrunner to Creative Differences

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 16, 2016 @ 4:13 PM
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If ever you wondered how NBC might sustain a Powerless comedy set within the DC universe, its showrunner is left to wonder as well. Reports confirm Ben Queen has departed the superhero-adjacent insurance comedy ahead of production, owing to differences with Warner Bros.